Dignity Health Sports Park (Carson, CA)

Dignity Health Sports Park

Dignity Health Sports Park is a multi-use sports complex that centres around a 27,000 capacity Soccer Stadium, as well as featuring a Tennis Stadium, Track and Field facility and Velodrome. Opened in 2003, it has formerly been known as the Home Depot Center and StubHub Center.

The main stadium has been the home of the LA Galaxy of the MLS since the facility opened in 2003, with famed players such as David Beckham, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Steven Gerrard and Landon Donovan gracing its field during this time. It is second largest soccer-specific stadium in the United States and also hosted the now-defunct Chivas USA between 2005 and 2014.

The main stadium hosted the 2003 MLS All-Star Game and the MLS Cup n 2003, 2004, 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2014. Several matches of the 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup were also played in the stadium, including the Final in which Germany defeated Sweden 1-0. Both the USA women’s and men’s national teams have used the venue and played a number of international matches. A 2016 International Champions Cup match was hosted there with Paris Saint-Germain defeating Leicester City 4-0.

Although predominantly a soccer stadium, it has hosted a number of other sports. Los Angeles Wildcats of the XFL have called it home since 2020, whilst the Los Angeles Chargers of the NFL used the stadium from 2017 to 2019 whilst SoFi Stadium was constructed – it was the smallest stadium in the NFL. The San Diego State Aztecs, the football team from San Diego State University have played at Dignity Health Sports Park in 2020 and 2021 whilst their new home, Aztec Stadium is constructed. The USA Rugby team have played matches there and the USA Sevens, a leg on the World Rugby Sevens Series was played there from 2004 to 2006 before returning in 2020.

Dignity Health Sports Park hosted the LA Women’s Tennis Championships between 2004 and 2009, with the 8,000 tennis stadium acting as its main court. Winners of the Tier II WTA Tour event included Kim Clijsters, Lindsay Davenport and Ana Ivanovic.

LA Galaxy II, the reserve team of LA Galaxy play at the Sports Park’s Track and Field Stadium. The facility hosted the 2005 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which acted as that year’s trials for the World Athletics Championships and continues to host the Adidas Track Classic meet since 2005.

The velodrome, the VELO Sports Center is the the only cycling track of its kind located in the United States and hosted events such as the 2004 UCI Junior Track World Championships, 2005 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, 2006-2008 UCI Track Cycling World Cups, and 2012 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships. The velodrome which hosted the 1984 Summer Olympics was located where the soccer stadium now stands.

Dignity Health Sports Park will host host the rugby sevens, tennis, modern pentathlon, field hockey, and track cycling of the 2028 Summer Olympics.

Tenants: LA Galaxy (MLS) & USA Sevens (World Rugby Sevens Series)

Opened: 2003

Capacity: 27,000 (Main Stadium), 8,000 (Tennis Stadium), 2,000 (Track & Field Stadium) & 2,450 (Velodrome)

Address: 18400 S Avalon Blvd, Carson, CA 90746, United States

Tickets at Dignity Health Sports Park

LA Galaxy Tickets

LA Galaxy tickets are available to purchase through their official website here. Ticket prices start at $20.

USA Sevens Tickets

USA Sevens tickets are available to purchase through the official website here.

Location & Travel to Dignity Health Sports Park

The Dignity Health Sports Park is located on the campus of California State University in the city of Carson in the state of California, approximately 14 miles south of downtown Los Angeles.

Airport: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is just 13 miles to the northwest of the Sports Park. It is the third busiest airport in the world and offers flights all across the United States and the wider world. Other smaller airports within a 50 mile radius include Hollywood Burbank Airport, John Wayne Airport, Long Beach Airport and Ontario International Airport.

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Bus: The Galaxy Express shuttle service operates during LA Galaxy matches, with free parking available at Harbor Gateway Transit Center and Del Amo Station. The shuttle begins 90 minutes before kick off, running every 10 minutes until 15 minutes into the match with return service operating for 45 minutes after the final whistle.

Metro: The closest metro station to the Sports Park is Del Amo on the A Line, approximately 4 miles away. For LA Galaxy matches you can then catch the Galaxy Express shuttle service as above.

Parking: For LA Galaxy matches, parking costs $20 at the Sports Park or free at Harbor Gateway Transit Center/Del Amo Station and use the Galaxy Express shuttle bus as above.

Hotels near Dignity Health Sports Park

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Dignity Health Sports Park Tour

LA Galaxy offer stadium tours at Dignity Health Sports Park. Further information is available on the LA Galaxy website here.

Further Information & Events

Dignity Health Sports Park Official Website

LA Galaxy Official Website

USA Sevens Official Website

Last Updated on July 17, 2021 by Sports Tourist

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